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Rip Current Statement

National Weather Service San Juan PR
545 AM AST Mon Mar 25 2019

Stronger winds and a modest northwest swell will bring a high risk
of rip currents to the northern coast of Puerto Rico.

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Northwest-
545 AM AST Mon Mar 25 2019


* LOCATION...Beaches along northwest and northeast PR and San
  Juan and Vicinity.

* TIMING...From 6 AM AST this morning through late tonight.

* IMPACTS...Strong currents that can carry out to sea even the
  best of swimmers.


There is a high risk of rip currents.

Swim near a lifeguard. If caught in a rip current, relax and
float. Don`t swim against the current. If able, swim in a
direction following the shoreline. If unable to escape, face the
shore and call or wave for help.



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service San Juan PR
411 AM AST Mon Mar 25 2019

San Juan and Vicinity-Northeast-Southeast-Eastern Interior-
North Central-Central Interior-Ponce and Vicinity-Nortwest-
Western Interior-Mayaguez and Vicinity-Southwest-Culebra-Vieques-
The nearshore and off shore Atlantic and Caribbean Coastal Waters-
411 AM AST Mon Mar 25 2019

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for Puerto Rico and the adjacent
Atlantic Coastal Waters.

.Day One...Today and Tonight

.Wind...Sustained winds in excess of 20 MPH/17 knots expected across
the near shore waters north and south of Puerto Rico.

.Waves...Choppy/Rough seas near 7 feet are expected across the outer
Atlantic waters.

.Rip Currents...There is a high risk of rip currents for along the
northern coast of Puerto Rico and a moderate risk along almost all
other beaches except the west coast south of Rincon. Culebra and
Vieques are included in the moderate risk area.

.Days Two through Seven...Tuesday through Sunday

The moderate risk of rip currents will continue along the northern
coast of Puerto Rico until Wednesday morning and return briefly to
northwest Puerto Rico Thursday night.

.Spotter information statement...

Widespread spotter activation is not anticipated, however individual
spotter are encouraged to report high winds or Rip Currents to the
National Weather Service in San Juan.


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